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In-drop capillary spooling of spider capture thread inspires hybrid fibers with mixed solid–liquid mechanical properties
So spider silk has a watery glue that also functions as a local spool to pull in loose silk thread. Now that has been emulated with oil droplets and plastic filament.
biomimicry  liquid  wire  loose  thread  spool  spooling  tension  hybrid  solid  elastocapillarity  fluid  structure  interaction  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
Using Bulk Filament Spools with Cube 3D Printer
To bypass the "razor blade" business model of the Cube, here's a nice little adapter to easily use conventional filament reels. Now, just wait until the firmware/cartridge DRM chips start showing up, particularly to prevent self refills...
fabber  printing  Cubify  filament  printer  hack  lifehack  spool  auxiliary  3D  cube  fabbing  large  Delicious 
may 2013 by asteroza

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